Health Care Connect - Adult Clinical

Toss the Workbooks: Applying the Life Participation Approach for People With Dementia (HC02)

Friday, July 20
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Room 317
CE: 0.15 ASHA CEUs/1.5 PDHs

This session is for the in-person event only and is not available with Connect On-Demand.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This session will highlight a person-centered, team approach to intervention for dementia care, focusing on neurodegenerative dementia syndromes in which individuals experience progressive loss of memory, language, or visuospatial functions, or changes in behavior/comportment. The speaker will provide practical examples of how to use evidence-based interventions for individuals with different dementia profiles, centered around specific functional activities such as schedule management, cooking, technology/devices, self-care, hobbies, conversations, phone calls, reading, and writing. The session will discuss how an SLP can modify interventions and activities as symptoms progress and will describe how to set up treatment programs in long-term care facilities or memory care communities. Treatment barriers and potential solutions will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP

Adjunct Faculty
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP, is the co-founder and president of MemoryCare Corporation, a therapy company specializing in non-pharmacological cognitive-communication interventions for people with neurodegenerative conditions. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Northwestern University, where she collaborates on research initiatives in the area of person-centered interventions for people with primary progressive aphasia. Khayum’s clinical expertise focuses on the use of functional treatment approaches and technology integration to increase life participation for individuals with aphasia and cognitive deficits.

Financial Disclosures: Owner of MemoryCare Corporation; adjunct faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; salary partially funded by an NIA grant; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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